Relegation candidates Mallorca will travel to the Municipal de Ipuruna to take on Eibar in the La Liga.
Mallorca Match Form
Mallorca are in 18th place, three points clear of safety as it stands. The two teams below them are also close by, and they could overtake Mallorca in the coming round of fixtures. All teams in the bottom three have won just one of their last five league games. This poor form has resulted in a cutthroat competition to avoid the drop. Mallorca played Getafe in their last game and suffered a 1-0 loss.
Getafe have been one of the in-form sides in the league, and they climbed to fourth place with the win. On the other hand, Mallorca let go of another opportunity to get out of the relegation zone. Salva Sevilla was sent off in the dying stages for Mallorca in the game. Their last win came last month courtesy of a 1-0 result over Alaves. Cucho Hernandez scored the only goal of the game for Mallorca.
Ante Budimir has been Mallorca’s top scorer this season in the league. The Croatian has nine goals to his name. The next person on the list for Mallorca is Dani Rodriguez with four goals. Mallorca are one of the worst defensive sides in the division, and they have conceded 43 league goals so far. Only Espanyol in the last place have conceded more this season.
Eibar Match Form
Eibar are also in danger of relegation, but their position is not as dire as Mallorca’s state. They are in 16th place, five points clear of Mallorca. A win last weekend increased that gap after two straight losses. They hosted Levante and recorded a comprehensive 3-0 win. Charles scored twice, and Fabian Orellana added the third goal for Eibar.
Eibar had ten efforts on target in the game compared to just three from Levante. They dominated the game despite having less of the ball possession. In the game before this one, Eibar lost 5-0 against Barcelona. They needed to bounce back, and the game against Levante was a success in that aspect.
Mallorca and Eibar have not met much in recent history due to Mallorca’s absence from the top flight. These two sides met in the reverse fixture, and Mallorca claimed a 2-1 win. It was the first league game of the season. Mallorca started their first game after promotion with a win in front of their fans. Paulo Oliviera scored for Eibar in that game but scored an own goal later which turned out to be the eventual winner.
Eibar vs Mallorca Soccer Betting Tips
Both sides are leaky at the back, so this game is likely to see some goals. The total goals should be over 2.5 in the game, and both sides should find the back of the net. This game is more important for Mallorca, as a loss could increase the gap between the two sides to eight points. However, Eibar will be slight favorites to get the win and rise further above the relegation threat.